Orvieto or Somewhere in Tuscany

Feb 3rd, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Orvieto or Somewhere in Tuscany

We are going to be speneding 3 or 4 days in Rome and then want to head out to either Orvieto or somewhere in Tuscany (maybe Chianti region) for 3 or 4 days. For those of you who have been to both, which would you choose and are there major differences between the two areas?
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Hi N,

Will you have a car?

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Feb 3rd, 2007, 10:25 AM
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Having a car is an option.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Hi Ira,
Having a car is an option. My biggest concern with a car is that I get car sick relatively easily so I'm concerned about winding roads.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 12:27 PM
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I love Orvieto, but 3-4 days there IMO is excessive. The autostrada goes directly north from Rome into Tuscany (without curves), so if you think you can handle it, I'd rent a car, do a day trip to Orvieto, and then continue to Tuscany. Once there, you'll need to drive up on curvy roads to get to the old medieval centers of many/most towns, but it's not like spending a day doing that.

If you take trains, a lot of times the trains stop in the "lower village" area of town, which means you need to take a bus or taxi or something up to the old center anyway.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 01:24 PM
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Ditto St. Cirq, except you might want to overnight in Orvieto.

One of the best restaurants in the region is I Sette Consoli
Pzza SantíAngelo 1A
phone/fax 011 39 0763 343911

Have lunch or dinner in the garden.

Enjoy your visit.



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